Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this Christmas and tickets are On Sale now in almost all 77 cities! Celebrate beloved Christmas traditions with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life from New York to Los Angeles, and Miami to Calgary. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” and LA Times, “Brilliance.” Only MB friends and fans have access to the best discount code of the season. Use SAVE to order your tickets at www.Nutcracker.com/buy-tickets – and save up to $20 per ticket! (If your city is not On Sale yet, don’t worry, just check back)
Get to Moscow Ballet Host Dance Studio spring recitals and prepare for fall Dance with Us auditions
Would your aspiring dancer be overjoyed to be on stage with Moscow Ballet in the Dance with Us program? Now is the best time to plan for the local fall auditions. First, Find the MB Host Dance Studio in Your City and let them know you are interested in auditioning. Plan to see their spring recital, which showcases students’ talent and the studio’s expertise. By getting involved now, you will be prepared for the Moscow Ballet Audition Director’s visit to town and Great Russian Nutcracker auditions in the fall!
Meet MB ballet blogger Elena!
Elena Ovchinnikova is THE most educated Vaganova ballet scholar and teacher we know and now she is blogging for Moscow Ballet! Elena will let us all know how to prepare for a first recital, what it is like to dance lead roles in Swan Lake and Giselle, how she medaled at 3 International Ballet Competitions and more! Let us know what you want to know about Russian ballet, Vaganova method, how to become a principal ballerina and more.
Elena’s favorite roles include the starring role of Gamzatti in La Bayadere; Odile in Swan Lake, choreography by Petipa and staging by Grigorovich, and the Sylph in La Sylphides (known as “Chopianna” in Russia) with choreography by Mikhail Fokine. She has won 3 International Ballet Competition Awards…one from Zagreb in 2012, from Rome in 2007, and Vienna in 2007. She is the author of the “Breath in Choreography” program and book which has the honor of being approved by the Academic Council of the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy). The innovative method has been used in educational ballet lessons since 2002.
Elena has a Ph.D. in Theory and Methods of Dance from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography (also known as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy); in 2009 she graduated as Ballet Pedagogue, with honors, from Moscow State Academy of Choreography (Bolshoi Ballet Academy); she also graduated as Joint M.Sc./M.D., Medical Cybernetics, in 2004, (that is Medical Doctor studies combined with scientific training) form the Russian State Medical University, Moscow; AND she is a professional ballerina graduating from the Moscow Academy of Dance, Russia in 1999. Quite a talented woman, don’t you agree?